Chairman Profile

Ajay K. Madan

Principal and Chief Operating Officer, Optimal Solutions and Technologies

Dear Business Leader:

I am privileged to serve as your 2019 Chair for the DC Chamber of Commerce. Last year, we celebrated 80 years as the voice of business in the District. Over that 80 years, Washington DC transformed from a capital city to a world city. During my term, I will build upon the work of the past DC Chamber chairs and DC business leaders to focus on the following priorities:

• Ensure that the DC Chamber remains the broadest business organization in DC by deepening our work with small, medium, large, non-profit, international businesses, and higher education institutions.
• Amplify the voice of our member businesses to key policymakers in the District, as well as the region, to elevate the level of discussion on key issues, and to harmonize relationships to achieve our collective priorities.
• Advance our DC Chamber programs and deliver strong value in the areas of advocacy, education, and connection, so that Chamber is not only the voice of business in the District but the place of business.
• Attract emerging leaders from all sectors, and all generations, to work on contemporary issues of common interest.

The DC Chamber will continue to advocate for a more balanced business environment and will place a stronger emphasis on education, workforce development and affordable housing.

Lastly, I would like to thank the DC Chamber staff and Board of Directors for their dedication. Collectively, we have worked to create a truly remarkable organization.

If you are not a member, I encourage you to join and hope to see you at one of our events.

Respectfully yours,

Ajay K. Madan
Chair, DC Chamber

Mr. Madan’s full bio can be viewed at here.